Title

The Relationship between Length of Time Tumbling is Performed Before and After the Pyramid Sequence on the Score of an All Star Cheerleading Routine

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

Competitive cheerleading has long been a growing sport but one has yet to discover the complete routine that allows a team to attain the most success. As individuals advance in level, the skills performed become significantly more challenging, decreasing a team's likelihood of executing their routine to perfection. The purpose of the following study was to determine if there is a relationship between the length of the running tumbling sequence in comparison to its placement before or after the pyramid sequence in a team's success on the cheerleading mat. It was hypothesized that if the length of the running tumbling portion of the routine increases, then the all around score and likelihood of the complete routine hitting with perfect execution will be higher. By taking 33 total routines from the level 5 Summit competition, routines were identified as having tumbling before or after the pyramid sequence and the length of each team’s tumbling sequence was recorded. One of the 33 total routines had their running tumbling sequence after the pyramid sequence. The 32 other routines had their running tumbling after the pyramid sequence and averaged a shorter tumbling sequence then the routine with tumbling after the pyramid. The results found in the following data are not representative of the makings of the most successful routine because there were disproportionately more routines with tumbling before pyramid then after.

Location

ECL 119

Start Date

3-25-2023 11:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 25th, 11:15 AM

The Relationship between Length of Time Tumbling is Performed Before and After the Pyramid Sequence on the Score of an All Star Cheerleading Routine

ECL 119

Competitive cheerleading has long been a growing sport but one has yet to discover the complete routine that allows a team to attain the most success. As individuals advance in level, the skills performed become significantly more challenging, decreasing a team's likelihood of executing their routine to perfection. The purpose of the following study was to determine if there is a relationship between the length of the running tumbling sequence in comparison to its placement before or after the pyramid sequence in a team's success on the cheerleading mat. It was hypothesized that if the length of the running tumbling portion of the routine increases, then the all around score and likelihood of the complete routine hitting with perfect execution will be higher. By taking 33 total routines from the level 5 Summit competition, routines were identified as having tumbling before or after the pyramid sequence and the length of each team’s tumbling sequence was recorded. One of the 33 total routines had their running tumbling sequence after the pyramid sequence. The 32 other routines had their running tumbling after the pyramid sequence and averaged a shorter tumbling sequence then the routine with tumbling after the pyramid. The results found in the following data are not representative of the makings of the most successful routine because there were disproportionately more routines with tumbling before pyramid then after.